If you have TiVo box but don’t use it by some reason don’t sell it or throw out. Have a look that amazing DIY project which might help you to build full-blown HTPC based on TiVo box. Sure it isn’t so easy as buy a new case for media center. But if you have time, will and familiar with tooling follow by recommendations from that project and create unique HTPC for your living room.
The TiVo HTPC is run XBMC from USB flash drive and allows to play 1080p Blu-ray rips at full speed and upscale DVD rips to 720p. Following hardware is used there:
- ASUS P5N-EM HDMI nvidia nforce 7100 chipset
- Intel CORE 2 DUO E8400 3.0GHz
- 2GB DDR2 800
- TRANSCEND Jetflash v10 4gb USB 2.0 flash drive
- HEC 250W Flex ATX 12V PSU